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#1 ChampionJohn

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:43 PM

Would anyone happen to know the numbers of each type of Champions that were produced in 1941(i.e. 2DR Coupes, 2 Dr Sedans and 4 DR Sedans)

#2 studeq

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:39 PM

4 door - 28,020 (3 trim levels)
2 door sedan - 38,153 (3 trim levels)
Coupes - 19,021 (9 trim levels)

#3 ChampionJohn

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:06 PM

Thank you very much studeq,

It is probably too much to ask if there was a breakdown by trim levels. As the proud owner of a 1941 myself, I am always interested in determining how many more of my type are still out there.

Thanks again.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:59 AM

Yeah just ask Dick, about 19,000 of those coupes still exsist. They are as common as model Ts.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:25 AM

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Sounds like this Studerex is jealous he doesn't have a '41 Champ coupe!

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:44 AM

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This is the opera coupe with the two fold down rear seats.

#7 ChampionJohn

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:24 PM

Well I appreciate the thought but I have a 2 dr Sedan, not a coupe. Every where I have looked for information only covers the grand total produced for the year, not by body style.


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:15 PM

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Like this?
Production: Custom (body F3) 19,559
Custom/DeLuxe (body F5) 16,709
DeLuxe Tone (body F9) 1,885

#9 ChampionJohn

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:41 PM

Well not exactly. Currently under a complete off the frame restoration and it is a F5 version. But other than that yes it does.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:36 PM

Q3 Double Dater. Silly name, the back seat is too small to SIT in, much less get past second base.
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#11 ChampionJohn

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:44 PM

Studeq,

With all your knowledge of these car, can you give me a breakdown of the differences between the trim versions.

I am attempting to restore mine to the orginal condition and would like to make sure that I get it right.

Thank you
John

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:27 AM

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The standard equipment available on each trim level is shown above. It should be remembered however that one could order a "Custom" model then add any of the individual options/accessories separately. For example the "Custom" was solid color interior and exterior but you could order a "custom" and get the two tone paint at extra charge. Also true of any other items like the Deluxe steering wheel, rear fender gravel guards, etc.

Edited by studeq, 13 November 2012 - 12:30 AM.


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:28 AM

rtq: you amaze me. ;)
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#14 studeq

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:45 AM

rtq: you amaze me. ;)

Thanks Don, that's what all the girls tell me! :cool:

#15 studeq

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:29 AM

For what it may be worth I did a rather comprehensive 5300 word article (with 30+ photos) on the 1941-46 Studebaker Champions for the April 2011 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine. They can be ordered directly from the publisher or they are on Ebay sometimes. Here is one now running but too expensive in my opinion: April 2011 Collectible Automobile Magazine 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne Hardtop | eBay

#16 ChampionJohn

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:21 PM

Studeq,

I have to agree with Dr Don! You knowledge amazes me too! Thank you

John

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:23 PM

Studeq,

I have to agree with Dr Don! Your knowledge amazes me too! Thank you

John

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#18 ChampionJohn

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:35 PM

Studeq,

I am going to ask a really dumb question. According to the sheet you attached to this thread, my original tires were 5.50X16 blackwalls. Would you happen by chance to know what size that would be in mordern terms?

I reached out to Tire Rack and they could not tell me what size the vehicle required.

Thank you

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#19 studeq

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:38 PM

The firms that deal in antique tires still use the old size designations. However I believe the 550 X 16 would cross over to a 185R16. In '41 Studebaker used Firestones unless on special order.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

Studeq,

Thank you very much for the size. Would you have any suggestions as to who may be the firms that you were refering to?




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